Are you ready for the next step? For every artist, it is important to always progress. To this end, you must spend time and energy lining up opportunities that will not only expand your professional horizons but your personal artistic practice as well. Each week we bring you a selection of opportunities that are intended to jump-start your search. Know that you will not receive a yes every time, and that no is simply a reason to keep going, keep applying.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council offers grants to artists in Manhattan. These grants are often among the first artists receive and can help leverage further funding. The 2022 grant cycle is now open. For information and to take LMCC’s eligibility quiz, visit the website. Deadline for applications is September 14.
Unstable Design Lab, part of the ATLAS program at the University of Colorado Boulder invites textile artists to apply for the 2022 Experimental Weaving Residency. In their own words:
“The chosen resident will work with the Unstable Design Lab, as well as researchers from the University of Colorado, to create a series of samples inspired by challenges currently faced by engineering researchers. For example, shape weaving techniques for creating form-fitting and/or compression garments for counter-pressure spacesuits, integration of power”
For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is September 15.
National Parks Arts Foundation invites artists to apply for residency at Fort Union National Monument in New Mexico. There are two residencies per year, in April and October, and both are open to all artists. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for applications is September 30.
Praxis Center is dedicated to building and nurturing artistic careers. It’s what we do, 24/7 and why we gather experts from across the field to help you build your own career in the arts. Whether you’re an emerging artist, a returning artist or an established artist who is ready for the next step, Praxis has something for you.
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius, and Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative.
Photo credit: Eric T. Gunther